My interest in event planning started when I was six years old. On Friday nights I would arrange my stuffed kitties all around the living room, then I’d convince my grandma to order pizza, turned up the music, and I’d call the neighborhood kids over for Cat Land Parties.
In my teens I gained experience by volunteering at church and children’s programs. I also loved to decorate for special events like Easter Brunches and family baby showers. This is when I learned the details of event setup. I took an Event Planning course in college and that’s when I knew I saw a future in the industry. Event planning somehow made its presence in every job I had, even in the mortgage industry. I would decorate for co-worker’s birthdays, help plan the company parties, and plan holiday celebrations. I have been an assistant to several coordinators from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles and apprenticed with Tobey Dodge, one of the finest in the wedding industry.
I currently live in Simi Valley, California with my family of four: Greg, Zachary, and Samuel. I have a Marketing Communication degree with a minor in Psychology.
Other than Wedding Planning, I enjoy hiking, swimming, and gardening. I love coffee, cats, dogs, and anything lemon flavored.